Saturday, October 19, 2019
microagents

Microagents with revolutionary potential

Micro and nanorobots that attack tumours with maximum precision using drugs: this is what the fight against cancer may look like in the future....
pancreatic cancer

Novel molecules offer hope to pancreatic cancer patients

EU-funded researchers have identified and evaluated novel molecules that could eventually lead to life-saving cancer-fighting drugs. EU-funded researchers have made significant progress along the road...
circadian rhythms

Study sheds light on patterns behind brain, heart systems; circadian rhythms

Using chemical oscillation to better understand patterns in brain and heart systems
working memory

A new glimpse into working memory

Study finds bursts of neural activity as the brain holds information in mind, overturns a long-held model.
genetic code

A newly discovered function of genetic code

Codons determine the stability of maternally-derived mRNAs in fertilized eggs
stem cells

Drug makes stem cells become ’embryonic’ again

Research in mice shows for the first time that erasing epigenetic markers on chromatin can return stem cells to original state 
protein binding

Biomedical engineers may have solved the problem of protein binding

Researchers identify binding partners for proteins, create possibilities for nerve, tissue treatments 
cancer

ROCKs and cancer invasion

Cancers become fatal mostly because of their ability to spread. Cancerous cells migrate from primary tumors and invade neighboring tissues through protrusions called invadopodia. The...
vasculature

Recreating the Web of Blood Vessels That Keep Human Tissue Alive

For years, one of the largest obstacles facing the field of regenerative medicine – the science of growing new human parts from scratch –...
heart attack, diagnosis, gut bacteria, gene changes

Study shows how gut bacteria kept at bay

Treatment and prevention of life-threatening infections could be improved by research that reveals how bacteria are kept in check.
bacterium, antibiotic resistance, lung cancer, EGFR mutations, cancer

Study suggests cancer’s ‘clock’ can be rewound

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have “turned back the clock” in a mouse model of metaplasia — precancerous stomach lesions — raising hopes...
carb-loading

Study explores carb-loading’s effect on heart

Drinking a high carbohydrate shake can have an acute and detrimental effect on heart function, a study published in the Journal of the American...
nutrition

Children in intensive care recover faster with little to no nutrition

Critically ill children are artificially fed soon after their arrival in intensive care. This common practice is based on the assumption that it will...
asthma

New trial to improve treatment for severe asthma patients

Researchers in Southampton are to investigate whether a well-used asthma drug could be better targeted at people who suffer from severe asthma. The study, developed...
neurological, bacterium

T cells provide a non-invasive solution for neurological research

Researchers in Japan report that neural stem cells derived from readily available T cell-derived iPSCs provide a neurological disease model when cultured in a...
metastasis

Paving the way for metastasis

Cancer cells remodel their environment to make it easier to reach nearby blood vessels.
leukemia

Leukemia study reveals role of RNA binding protein in driving cancer

Abnormally expressed in cancer cells, the protein was found to promote the proliferation of B cells in B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia
cellular signaling pathway

Cellular response to tissue stiffening may delay progression of breast cancer

Study identifies cellular signaling pathway that enables breast cells to resist tissue changes during tumor development and is associated with better prognosis
tumors

Why some tumors withstand treatment

Researchers uncover a mechanism that allows cancer cells to evade targeted therapies.
Alzheimer’s

“Lost” memories can be found 

Neuroscientists retrieve missing memories in mice with early Alzheimer’s symptoms.